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bluemooseband Aug 21st, 2011 06:39 PM

Cayman Islands; Day tour ideas for cruise stop
 
our cruise (December 2011) stops in Caymans, and we are interested in suggestions of what would be a good day tour. Most sites suggest Stingrays and snorkel/scuba, but, we'd rather get a taste or feel for the island. Is it a good idea to rent a vehicle for 4-5 hours ?

virginia Aug 22nd, 2011 03:27 AM

rent a car. you can drive the circumference of the island then stop at rum point for lunch on the beach and a swim.
you could also stop at the botanical gardens which are wonderful, lush & gorgeous.
from georgetown - around the island - to rum point would take perhaps 1 1/4 hrs. or you can cut through the center of the island (passing botanical garden) & arrive rum point in 45 mins.
the botanical gardens take an hour or so for a quick look.
driving is on the "wrong" side if that matters.

xkenx Aug 22nd, 2011 03:57 AM

A visit to Stingray City is an experience not to be missed.
If you take an early tour, you'll still have time to do some island exploring.

TurtleTagger Aug 22nd, 2011 06:21 AM

I just came across this driving tour that was posted on trip adviser and it sounded pretty accurate...
http://caymansnorkelblog.blogspot.co...s-eastern.html

bluemooseband Aug 22nd, 2011 03:17 PM

thanks, good advice, seems very "doable" on a limited time frame..... driving on the left is no problem, we lived in Turks & Caicos for 2 years

Bassguy66 Aug 23rd, 2011 06:08 AM

The beauty of Grand Cayman is in & under the water. Stingray City is the thing to do....it really is an amazing experience. I suggest a smaller operator instead of going on the "cattle boats" thru the cruise ship. Try Captain Dexter with Fantasia tours...small catamaran...and a great old timer who will have some stories for you....he was great!!


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